A Unifying Leader For Escondido

PaulMcNamara1My name is Paul McNamara, and I’m running for Mayor of Escondido because I believe that, with your help, we can get Escondido back on track. As a retired Marine Colonel, and a private sector executive who turned around struggling businesses, I know how to manage large organizations and get things done.

Over the past several years, we’ve lost our way. As a city, we’ve lost businesses, become enmeshed in divisive politics, and paid tremendously for needless lawsuits due to poor decision making. Meanwhile, our basic services have suffered and our city gained a reputation for its problems, not its many assets. Escondido should be a destination of choice for businesses, new residents, and visitors.

Escondido is a wonderful place to raise a family, operate a business, or visit. Our city has so much to offer: Grand Avenue’s shops and restaurants, exceptional wineries, Westfield Shopping Center, Daley Ranch, Dixon Lake, San Pasqual Valley, and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park to name just a few. Escondidans have much to be proud of!

Restoring Confidence

In many circles Escondido is known as “For Lease, California” because of the high storefront vacancy rate. This is unacceptable! One of my primary goals is to make our community attractive for new businesses to open and existing businesses to stay and thrive. I will make “City of Choice” more than just a slogan. I want Escondido to be the city that potential businesses, residents, and visitors CHOOSE because of the opportunities and quality of life in our community.

Time for a change!

It is THE time to elect a mayor who is GENUINELY public spirited. I have a record of public service not only as an officer in the US Marine Corps, but also as an experienced government official twice-elected by the public as trustee of the Palomar College Governing Board. I know the intersection of education and government very well, and I have extensive experience in turning around failing businesses (see my bio). Local government and schools must be strengthened together for our community to thrive. I am the person who can make that happen.

Escondido politics is failing us–together we can turn that around. Please vote for Paul “Mac’ McNamara and help make Escondido the welcoming city of opportunity we all know it can be. THANK YOU!!

Paul “Mac” McNamara is a Colonel USMC (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.


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